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Hoskins Family History

Hoskins Name Meaning

English:: variant of Hoskin with Middle English genitival -s (Western England) or post-medieval excrescent -s. variant of Askin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Haskins, Hopkins, Hoskin, Hosking, Hawkins, Hocking, Botkin, Huskins

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Where is the Hoskins family from?

You can see how Hoskins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoskins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoskins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 51 Hoskins families living in Ohio. This was about 16% of all the recorded Hoskins's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hoskins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoskins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoskins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hoskins. 20% of Hoskins men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hoskins women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoskins were Farm Laborer and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Hoskins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoskins census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoskins. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Hoskins. For the veterans among your Hoskins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoskins lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoskins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hoskins in 1944 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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